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User Info: CrackaMonkay

CrackaMonkay
4 years ago#1
I take no credit for writing this. Ramez05 from www.PS3trophies.com made this.

So i found a vague description on the gtaforums.com on how to get the most money possible from Lester's assassination missions. Here is my step by step guide on how to get up to 1.5 billion from these missions by playing the stock market. This took a fair amount of trial and error but ive found that following this method you are guaranteed to get these results every time.

NOTE: DO NOT DO ANY OF LESTER'S ASSASSINATION MISSIONS AFTER THE FIRST ONE!

NOTE: These steps are very time sensitive so don't waste too much time between missions or you might miss an investment window.

NOTE: Be sure make use of multiple save files and make sure to save before each investment or each assassination mission because the timing on some of this can be a bit tricky and confusing.

NOTE: For a condensed TL;DR version scroll down to the very bottom.



STEP 1:

Lester Assassination Mission #1 - Hotel Assasination

This will come naturally being that you cannot progress through the rest of the story without having to do the first one. Invest in [BET] BettaPharmaceuticals (BAWSAQ) with each character before starting the mission with Franklin. You won't have much money to invest so the take won't be that big. Im not exactly sure what the max return percentage is on the investment because at the time I did the mission I wasnt that familiar with how the stock market works. If i remember correctly though it caps out at around 80% profit at least.


STEP 2:

DO NOT DO ANYMORE OF LESTER'S ASSASSINATION MISSIONS:

There are probably other ways of manipulating the stock market and making vast amounts of cash without these missions but if you do them early on you will miss out on being able to invest your take from the final heist on his stock tips and thus not be able to make vast amounts of money as quickly.


STEP 3:

Finish all the main story missions besides Lester's assassination missions.

Once you finish the last story mission you get the money you made from the last heist you did at which point you can get on the road towards being a billionaire.


STEP 4:

Lester Assassination Mission #2 - The Multi Target Assassination

BEFORE accepting the mission invest all the money you have with each character in the stock [DEB] Debonaire (LCN). Immediately after this mission is completed the stock price will start to rise. It will take around 8 in game hours to reach its peak at 80% return percentage at which point you can sell all your stock with each character. If you wait too long to sell then the return will be significantly lower so keep an eye on the stock and wait for it to reach its peak and make sure to sell before the next trading day which begins every weekday at 8am in game time.

Here are my numbers to show you what I made with Michael.

$32, 081,246 invested. $58,714,376 return.


STEP 4.5

Invest in Redwood

This is the most important step and the step most people are not aware of. Even though you are meant to hurt this company with the last assassination mission they come out on top in the end. Invest all your money with each character in [RWC] Redwood (LCN). With any of your characters advance the in game clock by 48 hours past the last trading day which started at 8am by going the the save screen at any of safe houses and then backing out immediately. Each time you back out from a save the clock advances 6 hours. If you wait 2 days and land on a weekend you have to wait additional days to get to the next week as stock prices do not move on weekends. Once you get to start of the second trading day Redwood's stock will be up by a whopping 300% instantly at which point you sell.

Here is what I made with Michael.

$58,714,376 invested. $234,839,456 return.
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User Info: CrackaMonkay

CrackaMonkay
4 years ago#2
STEP 5

Lester Assassination Mission #3 - The Vice Assassination

BEFORE starting the mission invest all your money with each character in [FRT] Fruit (BAWSAQ) and then complete the mission. You will net a max of 50% return from this stock at which point sell it on all your characters.

Here is what I made with Michael.

$234,839,456 invested. $353,735,360 return.


STEP 6:

Lester Assassination Mission #4 - The Bus Assassination

Complete the mission as you would do normally. AFTER completion invest all your money with each character in [VAP] Vapid (BAWSAQ). Advance the in game clock 2 days and at the start of the second trading day the stock will be up 100% instantly and will not peak any further at which point you sell.

Here is what I made with Michael.

$353,735,360 invested. $707,470,720 return


STEP: 7

Lester Assassination Mission # 7 -The Construction Assassination

BEFORE starting the mission invest all your money with each character in [GCD] GoldCoast (LCN) and then complete the mission. You will net a max of 80% return from this stock at which point sell it on all your characters.

Here is what I made with Michael.

$707,470,720 invested. $1,282,880,384 return.


Condensed Version:

STEP 1 - BEFORE the second assassination mission invest in [DEB] Debonaire (LCN). Sell at 80% return.

STEP 2 - Invest in [RWC] Redwood (LCN). Advance in game clock 2 days. Sell at 300% return.

STEP 3 - BEFORE the third assassination mission invest in [FRT] Fruit (BAWSAQ). Sell at 50% return.

STEP 4 - AFTER the fourth assassination mission invest in [VAP] Vapid (BAWSAQ). Advance in game clock 2 days. Sell at 100% return.

STEP 5 - BEFORE the fifth assassination mission invest in [GCD] GoldCoast (LCN). Sell at 80% return.


As you can see, depending on your take from the last heist you can make upwards of anywhere from 1-1.5 billion dollars. If anyone finds any errors or has any input regarding this method or the stock market in general feel free to leave a comment.

Thank you Romez5 for this guide, much appreciated.

LINK: http://www.ps3trophies.org/forum/grand-theft-auto-v/211290-how-make-up-1-5-billion-lesters-assassination-missions.html
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Gladion20
4 years ago#3
*sticky requested*
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KaZooo
4 years ago#4
I can't get an 80% return from Betta through nearly a week after doing the Hotel Assassination. Right now it's a ~50%, current price being the peak still.
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User Info: CrackaMonkay

CrackaMonkay
4 years ago#5
KaZooo posted...
I can't get an 80% return from Betta through nearly a week after doing the Hotel Assassination. Right now it's a ~50%, current price being the peak still.


I just did that earlier and had it go up to 81.5%. I was too scared to keep going so I sold it. I think it was just about maxed out though.

Is it Saturday or Sunday in-game? Stock prices don't move on weekends

I don't know what else to tell you besides reloading and trying again.
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User Info: Tron-Burgundy

Tron-Burgundy
4 years ago#6
Please let this be the last one of these.
NagiTsunami posted...
Tron was the best MGO1 player...

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Gladion20
4 years ago#7
Tron-Burgundy posted...
Please let this be the last one of these.


That's why I requested a sticky, this one is well typed out and easy to follow, so hopefully if it is stickied, itll cut down on the others
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SaintFC_
4 years ago#8
Tron-Burgundy posted...
Please let this be the last one of these.


First one I've seen, don't like something don't post in it, pretty simple really.

Great work Craka, Sticky requested.
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Tron-Burgundy
4 years ago#9
SaintFC_ posted...
Tron-Burgundy posted...
Please let this be the last one of these.


First one I've seen, don't like something don't post in it, pretty simple really.

Great work Craka, Sticky requested.


I'll post on your face.
NagiTsunami posted...
Tron was the best MGO1 player...

User Info: CrackaMonkay

CrackaMonkay
4 years ago#10
Gladion20 posted...
Tron-Burgundy posted...
Please let this be the last one of these.


That's why I requested a sticky, this one is well typed out and easy to follow, so hopefully if it is stickied, itll cut down on the others


Especially if you use the Condensed version on the second post. Which is what I'll use when I beat the game later tonight. Can't wait to have all this money :)

Fellow Gfaq members! Please sticky this!

If what these other fine gentleman say is true, people keep posting this, but not as well typed out. I also know that quite a few people post asking how to make money, stock tips, etc. This will eliminate almost all of that.


Also, I've been a Gfaqs member since 2006. (This is a new account I made because I always hated my username,) and I've made a few of these types of post and even guides upon request, but they NEVER get stickied! I'm sure Ramez5 would like it too!
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